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President Donald Trump holds a a copy of two maps of Syria as he arrives on Air Force One, Friday, March 22, 2019, at Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Fla. One map is awash in red shows IS controlled territory in Syria in November 2016. The other, without red, indicates that IS as of today no longer controls territory in Syria. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump Doctrine emerges to address foreign threats

In pursuing American foreign policy, some presidents found it necessary to develop clear doctrines to articulate their purpose. While most were formulated in the last 100 years, the practice began much earlier.

Stop Israeli Boycotts Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

BDS hides behind free speech to dodge accountability

The House of Representatives recently voted 398-17 to reject the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions effort against Israel. Against this lopsided vote, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar offered a resolution defending BDS as an exercise of free speech by Americans.

Mandatory Confiscation Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'Progressive' fantasies about guns

- The Washington Times

The idea that Americans have a constitutional right to own and possess firearms appalls today's progressives. They believe that if they could just rid the nation of guns, then armed robberies, gang violence, mass shootings, rape, violent crime and maybe even suicide would vanish and we could all live peacefully ever after.

Broken Woodstock Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Woodstock, the last word

Well, all the palaver about the 50th anniversary of Woodstock has finally shut down. The reminiscences, the brave statements, the claptrap about how beautiful we all were -- it is over.

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at a campaign event on healthcare in Burlington, Iowa. Florida legislators are moving to officially condemn white nationalism, with Democrats and Republicans alike drafting resolutions against hate-spurred violence, but the unity could be short-lived as elected officials plunge into debates over how the government should intervene to prevent more mass killings and rein in white supremacists. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Why Kamala Harris is not ready for prime time

Democratic presidential nominee Kamala Harris is attacking Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All plan, reportedly telling donors in the Hamptons this weekend that she has "not been comfortable with Bernie's plan."

Illustration on the need for improved air traffic infrastructure by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Supporting airspace infrastructure

Our air transportation system, like much of the nation's infrastructure, is badly in need of both investment and reform.

'The Way We Eat Now' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Way We Eat Now'

There's a lot to chew on in food writer Bee Wilson's latest book, and her writing style -- informed, thoughtful, amusing and never preachy -- makes it all digestible.

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One with first lady Melania Trump at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, en route to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

First Russia, now racism

- The Washington Times

For two years, America heard practically nothing from the mainstream media but Russia collusion, Russia conspiracy, Russia obstruction of justice -- President Donald Trump has stolen the election from Hillary Clinton and now must be impeached. Now, there's a new narrative in town: Racism.

Firefighter Rigoberto Torres, of Orange Cove, Calif., walks along the road while watching a flame during the Wallow fire in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest near Springerville, Ariz., on June 7, 2011. (Associated Press) **FILE**

How federalism is making a difference on Western lands

Federal agencies' priorities and incentives are less connected to the land, which has resulted in blanket solutions to nuanced problems. The good news is, the federal government is starting to notice the benefits of state management. F

Illustration on surprise medical charges by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Tackling surprise medical billing with arbitration

You visit the hospital for a procedure or perhaps for an emergency. You have insurance and while your deductible is higher than you'd like, you think you're going to be okay, financially speaking. Then later, when you're recuperating at home, you get an enormous bill in the mail. Turns out one of the providers who attended to you was "out-of-network."

Sri Lankans watch as soldiers clear the debris from inside of the damaged St. Anthony's Church after it was targeted in a series of Islamic State-claimed suicide bombings that killed hundreds of people during Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Saturday, April 27, 2019. On Saturday, cleaning crews arrived to St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo, where broken glass still littered a blood-stained floor. They collected debris, tossing it into a truck parked outside as a heavy contingent of security forces stood guard. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Trouble in Sri Lanka

In the wake of the Easter bombings, retaliation and violence against Sri Lanka's Muslim community continues to be a major concern.

Illustration on local cooperation with ICE by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When illegal aliens break the law

Local officials who try to obstruct federal immigration enforcement should be condemned for endangering the public, while those who assist the federal government in ridding their communities of dangerous, criminal aliens should be commended.

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